* BannedInChina: "Bewitched Bunny" was banned by the National Film Board of Canada when it was released in 1954, for Bugs' line of "Ah sure, I know. But aren't they all witches inside?" when Hazel is turned into a female rabbit, but retains Hazel's laugh. The ban was rescinded three days later.
* BlackSheepHit: ''WesternAnimation/KnightyKnightBugs'', the only Bugs short to win an Oscar, is generally regarded as a solid Bugs entry but not really anything special.
* CreatorBacklash: Some directors such as Creator/FrizFreleng hated working on the Bugs vs Elmer series, claiming Elmer was so meek and minimal a threat it was difficult not to devolve Bugs' character more into that of an unheroic bully. Other more imposing antagonists such as Yosemite Sam and Marvin the Martian were created specifically to rectify this, though Sam would become just as ineffective as Elmer, if still [[AssholeVictim more belligerent]].
** Creator/RobertMckimson complained this strategy itself started to backfire, with Jones and Freleng so insistent on making Bugs look heroic and affable he became a FlatCharacter by the end of the fifties.
** Creator/AbeLevitow: Sole effort was "A Witch's Tangled Hare".
** Creator/ArtDavis: Sole effort on the series was "Bowery Bugs", not counting Bugs cameo in "Goofy Gophers".
** Creator/BenHardaway: Directed "WesternAnimation/PorkysHareHunt" and co-directed "Hare-Um Scare-Um" with Cal Dalton.
** Creator/BillKopp: Co-directed "Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas" with Peter Shin.
** Creator/BobClampett: Directed 11 "official" Bugs Bunny shorts, but also directed "WesternAnimation/AnyBondsToday" and "WesternAnimation/ACornyConcerto" (even though those aren't considered official Bugs Bunny shorts) as well as his cameos in "Patient Porky" and "Crazy Cruise".
** Creator/CalDalton: Co-directed "Hare-Um Scare-Um" with Ben Hardaway.
** Creator/ChuckJones: Directed 43 of Bugs' shorts on his own, as well as two of the four "Proto-Bugs" shorts. He co-directed "Baton Bunny" with Abe Levitow, and co-directed "Abominable Snow Rabbit", "Compressed Hare", "Hare-Breadth Hurry", "Mad as a Mars Hare", and "Transylvania 6-5000" with Maurice Noble. He also directed the modern short "From Hare To Eternity".
** Creator/DarrellVanCitters: Sole effort was "Box Office Bunny".
** Creator/DouglasMccarthy: Sole effort was "Carrotblanca".
** Creator/FrankTashlin: Sole efforts on the series were "WesternAnimation/TheUnrulyHare" and "WesternAnimation/HareRemover", not counting Bugs cameo in "WesternAnimation/PorkyPigsFeat".
** Creator/FrizFreleng: Directed 63 of Bugs shorts on his own, and co-directed "Prince Violent" with Hawley Pratt.
** Creator/GerryChiniquy: Sole effort was "Dumb Patrol".
** Creator/GregFord: Co-directed "Blooper Bunny" and "Invasion of the Carrot Snatchers" with Terry Lennon.
** Creator/HawleyPratt: Sole effort on the series was a co-directing stint with Freleng on "Prince Violent".
** Creator/KenHarris: Sole effort was "Hare-Abian Nights".
** Creator/PeterShin: Co-directed "Hare and Loathing In Las Vegas" with Bill Kopp.
** Creator/PhilMonroe: Sole effort was "The Iceman Ducketh".
** Creator/RobertMcKimson: Directed 34 of Bugs shorts. First short was "Acrobatty Bunny", and he had the honor of directing the last of the original theatrical Bugs shorts, "False Hare".
** Creator/TerryLennon: Co-directed "Blooper Bunny" and "Invasion of the Carrot Snatchers" with Greg Ford.
** Creator/TexAvery: Directed ''WesternAnimation/AWildHare'', ''WesternAnimation/TortoiseBeatsHare'', ''The Heckling Hare'' and ''WesternAnimation/AllThisAndRabbitStew''. May have started production on ''WesternAnimation/WabbitTwouble'', though the sole director's credit goes to Clampett.
* LifeImitatesArt: Sort of. After Bugs appeared as a U.S. Marine in "Super-Rabbit", [[SemperFi the real Marines]] made him one. He was officially inducted into the force as a private, complete with dogtags. The character was regularly promoted until Bugs was officially "discharged" at the end of World War II as a Master Sergeant.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Tex Avery originally wanted to call him Jack E. Rabbit.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: "What's Up, Doc?" was a very popular [[SmallReferencePools Texan colloquialism]] that [[Creator/TexAvery Fred "Tex" Avery]], nicknamed for the state in which he grew up, often heard when he was in college.